I’ve only picked up three books this week, and two of them for the same reason. Did you know Book Riot had a Feminist Book Club? It’s called Persist, and they’re just starting their third book. I just discovered it myself, and I’m very excited. It’s being run on Instagram Live, which I know nothing about, so I’ll have to investigate that. I really wish I could watch the previous chats, but apparently they’re only available for 24 hours after they’ve been posted. Which is a shame. Their first book was Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. The second book, which I don’t have yet, was Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower, and their third book is Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. Their next meeting isn’t until September, so I have plenty of time to catch up. I possibly shouldn’t have checked out Headscarves and Hymens already, since it’s a scheduled reading with meetings online every week kind of book club, but oh well!
The third book was a bit of a surprise, and it absolutely made my day. Rebecca Roanhorse’s Trail of Lightning came in, and I am SO EXCITED to dive into that! It’s basically Native American post-apocalyptic urban fantasy, and it sounds AWESOME. And that COVER. Unf.
I also received Clock Dance in the mail, which I pre-ordered from Barnes & Noble. It’s their special book club edition, which we’ll be discussing in stores on August 8th. It does not look like something I’d read normally, so we’ll see how this goes.